John W. Colby
jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com
Mon Mar 29 23:52:30 CST 2004
I have two Canons, an s820 and a s630. I print most of my "black and white - documents / internet etc." on the 630 and my photos on the 820. The 630 we've had about 2 years I guess, the 820 about a year. I bought both to print pictures from my digital, the 630 does a good job but the 820 is just outstanding. The point of individual cartridges of course is you just replace a single color instead of the whole thing. When you're printing photos you go through ink and you go through different colors depending on what you are shooting. I shot a bunch of meadow / forest behind my house. Totally green. I buy ink and refill but Canon makes it dead easy with holes in the top of the cartridges. And of course I am looking for high quality / low cost. If you're just looking for the cheapest thing that can throw ink at paper that's another story. My sister-in-law bought an HP for her photos. It was cheap and the pictures were great but... in the end she couldn't afford the cartridges so she didn't print her pictures. Ended up buying a Canon and she's happily printing away. I have no idea what William was trying to do with them but I've had no driver problems with either of mine. John W. Colby www.ColbyConsulting.com -----Original Message----- From: dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com]On Behalf Of John Bartow Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:03 AM To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues Subject: RE: [dba-Tech] HP 3820 So whats the problem? 6x4=$24 Printer and ink for less than the ink. I'm was speaking in generalities and certainly would like to hear of any quality products at low prices. Do you have a Canon inkjet that you really like? Which model? How long have you had it? What was the original cost? Tell us your story! It was dark and misty night, I nearly ran into her as I walked into the corrider of the OfficeMax. It was love at first sight. No one seemed to know anything about her - where she came from what she did... We were hot and heavy for almost a year, Brother 7160 and I. She was a cheap date and I was even cheaper, cartridges only cost $7 a piece and I ran them till they were dry. She had a problem with the juice though and it soon became clear that I couldn't support it. I thought we had a good thing going but now that I think back on it we really didn't do much together... She dryed out and that made it worse. They wanted abundle to fix her head but I didn't owe her nothin' If anything she owed me. That affair lasted about a year before a nasty breakup. She was jealous and made it known. HP-1220 was on the scene and she couldn't stand seeing me glance at the perfect 11x17 duplex print jobs. She got out of hand and I had to dump her. She took the fall hard. She's in an alley somewhere now, probably a dumpster, worn out before her time... 1220 and I, well, we're still together after 4 years. Non-stop action... -----Original Message----- From: dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com]On Behalf Of John W. Colby Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 9:19 PM To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues Subject: RE: [dba-Tech] HP 3820 Errrr! Wrong Answer! Canon cartridges come one ink color / cartridge and cost (over the web at places like Inksell.com) $6 / cartridge or so. All the reviews consistently give Cannon one of the lowest c/page (at least for photos). John W. Colby www.ColbyConsulting.com -----Original Message----- From: dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com]On Behalf Of John Bartow Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 10:07 PM To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues Subject: RE: [dba-Tech] HP 3820 I would probably spend $20 on a cheap Lexmark and consider it "disposable" before I'd spend the money on a lower end Epson, Minolta, Brother or Canon. You can get a cheap Lexmark for less than the cost of their ink cartridges!
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